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01 Feb 2017
Google has launched health cards with medically-verified details of more than 900 health conditions and diseases. AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone says it's a long-overdue improvement in the quality of information, but patients should still see their doctor if they are concerned about symptoms.

Published: 01 Feb 2017

01 Feb 2017
Since Dr Google entered the vernacular a decade ago, people have been researching symptoms on the internet and coming up with inaccurate diagnoses. AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, says Google's move to provide higher quality information is a positive, but it can never replace a visit to the doctor.

Published: 01 Feb 2017

17 Jan 2017
The new Health Minister has a great opportunity to make a fresh start for the Government by unravelling the Medicare rebate freeze, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 17 Jan 2017

17 Jan 2017
The new Health Minister must be a champion for patients in the Cabinet room, AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, says.

Published: 17 Jan 2017

12 Jan 2017
AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, talks to Sky News about the AMA's call for general practice funding to be increased to 10 per cent of the overall health budget, and about the upcoming Federal budget. He also says that the Prime Minister needs to make a decision as soon as possible about the future of Health Minister Sussan Ley.

Published: 12 Jan 2017

12 Jan 2017
GP services account for just 8 per cent of Commonwealth health spending, and GP-specific research projects attract just 2 per cent of total NHMRC grants funding. The AMA is calling for targets to bring funding to GPs in line with their increasing workload, and their importance to the health system.

Published: 12 Jan 2017

07 Dec 2016
Dr Gannon tells ABC listeners that children with autism are typically diagnosed around their sixth birthday, missing out on years of potentially critical early intervention.

Published: 07 Dec 2016

30 Oct 2016
The AMA launched its 2016 Safe Hours Audit, an online survey to assess the fatigue risk of the working hours of salaried doctors and doctors in training, including GP registrars. AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said that fatigue and quality medical care do not mix.

Published: 30 Oct 2016